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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:10

Drug arrests start off New Year in Huron County

(BAD AXE) -- A 40-year old Detroit man was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday in Bad Axe after a joint investigation between Bad Axe Police and the Huron County Sheriff's Department. Heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine were seized, along with a loaded handgun from the vehicle. The suspect, Corey Thompson, is currently on parole for six previous felony convictions, which include armed robbery, carjacking, and drug and weapon violations. He was arraigned Monday for delivery of heroin and more charges are expected. At the time of the stop Sunday, a raid was taking place in the 100 block of W. Huron Avenue by Bad Axe Police and Sheriff's deputies. A 34-year old Bad Axe resident that had a felony warrant for possession of bath salts was found inside the home. The charge stems from the large bath salts related raid last October in Bad Axe. A Port Hope man and second Bad Axe man were found inside the home and face charges.

January has started off as a busy month for drug-related arrests in Huron County. Last Monday, 19-year old Matthew Gola of Gagetown was arraigned in District Court for delivery of marijuana stemming from sales in Harbor Beach. On Wednesday, January 9, 23-year old Korey Deiter of Bad Axe was arraigned on charges of selling bath salts within the county. Thursday, January 10, 28-year old Christopher Goring of Bay Port was arrested for possession of heroin during a traffic stop in Fair Haven Township. Last Friday, January 11, 22-year old Jesse Deacons plead guilty to possession of morphine in Huron County Circuit Court. 32-year old Walter Bedford of Caseville was taken into custody in December for delivery of heroin following a joint investigation between the Sheriff's Department and Bad Axe Police.

Residents are encouraged to report illegal drug activity to authorities by calling the Huron County Sheriff's Department at 989-269-6500, Bad Axe Police Department at 989-269-9242 or the confidential tip line at 989-269-2861.